October 16, 2015 — Matthew D. Coleman, MD, FASCP was recently named Medical Director of LifeShare Blood Centers based in Shreveport, La. He initially joined the company as Associate Medical Director in 2011.
“LifeShare has been very fortunate to have such a bright and knowledgeable physician working with Dr. Levy these past three years. His strong blood center experience, including cellular therapies makes him well qualified to assume the helm as Medical Director,” said Margaret Wallace, CEO, LifeShare Blood Centers.
Dr. Coleman is a Fellow of the American Society for Clinical Pathology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology with certification in Clinical Pathology and Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine.
After receiving a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a Transfusion Medicine Fellowship at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University of Medicine in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Dr. Coleman’s experience in the blood banking industry includes medical director positions with United Blood Services, Inova and the National Marrow Donor Program.
LifeShare Blood Centers regularly supplies blood components to 117 medical facilities throughout Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. Founded in Shreveport, La. in 1942, LifeShare is a nonprofit community service provider governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. LifeShare is a member of America’s Blood Centers and the American Rare Donor Program, is licensed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and accredited by AABB.